<em>Parts of Tablet</em>, 4th century C.E. Wood, wax
, 7 3/16 x 4 1/4 x 5/16 in. (18.3 x 10.8 x 0.8 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund, 37.1912Ea-b. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, CUR.37.1912Ea-b_NegID_L_387_31_print_bw.jpg)

Parts of Tablet

Medium: Wood, wax

Geograhical Locations:

Dates:4th century C.E.

Dimensions: 7 3/16 x 4 1/4 x 5/16 in. (18.3 x 10.8 x 0.8 cm)


Accession Number: 37.1912Ea-b

Image: CUR.37.1912Ea-b_NegID_L_387_31_print_bw.jpg,

Catalogue Description:
Writing tablets, or pugillaris, belonging a schoolboy named Aurelius Apion. First of three wooden writing tablets. The writing tablet grouping is arranged in the following order: 37.1912E, 37.1911E, 37.1913E. The unwaxed surface of this tablet serves as the cover. The opposite waxed surface is the master's copy of verses in Greek consisting of six lines.

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